1/29/12: Today’s Tips: Sunday

MUSIC: Carolina Chocolate Drops @ The Egg, Albany. Rooted in the old-time African-American string band tradition, original members Dom Flemons and Rhiannon Giddens will be joined by multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins and cellist Leyla McCalla to perform songs from their Grammy Award-winning recordings as well as their forthcoming new album “Leaving Eden,” produced by Buddy Miller. 7:30pm. $29.50. Related story.

FILM/MUSIC: “Neshoba: The Price of Freedom” @ the Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady. The award-winning documentary focuses on the prosecution of the 1964 Ku Klux Klan murders of young civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner in Mississippi’s Neshoba County. Preceding the screening singer-songwriter-activists Magpie and Kim & Reggie Harris will offer a 20-minute performance of songs they composed and performed for the film’s soundtrack. 2:30pm. $10.

FESTIVAL/FILM: Catskill Film and Video Festival @ the Community Theatre, Catskill. Nate Simms, John Yost, Nathan Meltz, Zach Hyer, Danielle Katvan and Eric Leiser are among the 34 filmmakers whose work will be screened during the fest. 10am-6pm; reception at 6:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Albany Sonic Arts Collective @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. A massive new music marathon to benefit the struggling UAG, featuring Century Plants performing “An Evening of Contemporary Sitar Music” from Spacemen 3’s “Dreamweapon”; Jason Cosco and Asa Morris debuting their new duo project, Continents; Holland Hopson transforming the gallery’s front windows into loudspeakers. Also performances by Pete Edwards, Nonhorse, Parashi, Jefferson Pitcher, Shape Shifting Shepherds, soundBarn, Matt Weston, Insect Posse and more. 4pm. $5 suggested donation.

MUSIC: Dan Navarro and Tracy Grammer @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A dynamic double-bill of fine singer-songwriters. 7pm. $22.

DANCE: “Cinderella” @ The Egg, Albany. Performed by the New York Theatre Ballet. 3pm. $18; $12 children.

MUSIC: The Graham Tichy Trio @ Broadway Brew, Troy. Special guest Doc Scanlon joins in the fun for Sunday Swing Dance Night with free beginners’ swing dance lessons by Jason Fenton. 6:30pm. $5 (includes one drink).

MUSIC: Albany Pro Musica @ the Cathedral of All Saints, Albany. Director David Griggs-Janower leads the ensemble through Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna,” a multi-movement work for chorus and chamber orchestra, that speaks to the transformative power of light. 3pm. $10, $35.

READING: Joe Quandt @ Schenectady County Public Library, Schenectady. The actor reads selected short stories as part of the library’s Beat the Snow concert series. 2:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Frank Jaklitsch & Friends @ the Irish Mist, Troy. 5:30pm.

MUSIC: Nightmares for a Week @ Valentine’s, Albany. With the City Never Sleeps, the Reveling and Orphan Legs. 7pm.

MUSIC: Brett Grigsby @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Classical guitarist. 3pm. FREE.

TALK: Richard Kendall @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Degas expert and the Clark’s curator at large offers the lecture “Degas Looks at Rembrandt.” 3pm. FREE.

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